Happy Birthday We Run Bergamo

Photo Credit: Luca Foresti Photography “We Run Bergamo” is the motto given by a group of people with a passion for sports to a series of trainings which they consist of 10 km running between the beautiful streets of Bergamo. I remember one of the first events I joined in Febraury 2016 when all of…

Hog Beer

Happy Friday everyone! Today on the Italian Guest I’m gonna talk about this pub recently opened in Curno, a neighborhood in my town, Bergamo. My friends and I checked it out last week, on a friday night. The inside of the pub is really wide open, wood is the predominant element: the chairs are in…

Trattoria D’Ambrosio – da Giuliana

Trattoria D’Ambrosio or let’s just called it Da Giuliana, the owner’s name, is a must check in Bergamo, it doesn’t matter if it’s lunch or dinner. It’s a meeting place where you’re not coming for gourmet food but for finding a place with solid tradition and surrealistic elegance. The restaurant inside has so many objects,…

Hayashi

Group of friends going for sushi at lunch? Yes! This is what my friends and I did on Saturday. It’s been so long since I’ve eaten sushi and I trusted one of my foodie friends to check Hayashi. Hayashi is a japanese AYCE, an all you can eat restaurant where you pay a fixed price for…

Platina

On a lovely Thursday evening, my girlfriend and I ventured to Porta Venezia to try an Italian restaurant that was already knew to us. Located on the corner of Via Felice Casati and Via Lecco, in the ground  level of a residential building. Platina is also a laboratory. In the morning they produce different types of…

Bergamo Chocolate Festival

For all those chocolate lovers wandering in Bergamo downtown in these days don’t worry, keep reading and you won’t be disappointed. The Chocolate Festival or Festa del Cioccolato, in Italian, is an event organised every year in my town. It takes place from January 26th to January 29th and it features a number of exhibitors…

Pontida

Pontida is the name given to this little cozy cafe in Bergamo downtown. The cafe defines itself as a little corner where to take a break in a confortable place. I stopped by with my friend Miranda and my girfriend for something warm to drink. All of us got the chocolate mug cake, recommended by…

Accademia Carrara

The Accademia Carrara  is an art gallery and an academy of fine arts in Bergamo. Once you entered there’s a short video introduction in the first room explains how the collection was put together by Accademia Carrara. The museum focuses on the work of local Italian masters and is arranged chronologically, taking you room by room…

La Dispensa di Arlecchino

Tradition and local food are the two key points of La Dispensa di Arlecchino, a restaurant in the heart of Bergamo old town. La Dispensa di Arlecchino’s menu is influenced by the traditional ingredients and flavors of Bergamo, and the restaurant gets its name from Harlequin (Arlecchino, in Italian), a famous old mask and character…

San Pellegrino spa

While Italians are known for their generous consumption of some of the best wine in the world, we take water just as seriously. They say that San Pellegrino is “the gem of the Brembana Valley”, and it is, indeed! During the holidays my girlfriend and I went to QC Terme San Pellegrino in the northern Italian town…

Caffè Pasticceria Sant’Orsola

Caffè Pasticceria Sant’Orsola is a downtown cafe run by Menalli’s family who owns the famous “Caffè del Tasso” in Città Alta, Bergamo. The Cafe is open seven days a week and it’s a great spot for breakfast, lunch, or a tasty break. My girfriend and I stopped in for breakfast. The place is really wide…

Cantierecucina

Cantierecucina is a little restaurant run by the owner as well as the chef Falgari Matteo. The interiors are really simple, 20 seats available in front of an open kitchen where you can see all the action going. My gf and I stopped in for a lunch to see what all the hype was about….